Sunday, February 24, 2013

Roasted Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Another Pinterest success! That website is a never ending jackpot of great recipe ideas. This was a quick and easy weeknight meal. I served the shrimp over angel hair pasta with broccoli on the side. We haven't introduced shellfish to the little one yet since I'm paranoid about food allergies, but this seems like something she'll really enjoy when the time comes!

Roasted Lemon Garlic Shrimp 

Roasted Lemon Garlic Shrimp
Adapted from Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice

1/3 cup olive oil
1 lemon, zested then half cut into thin slices and other half into wedges
3-4 fresh thyme sprigs, leaves removed
sea or kosher salt and fresh black pepper
spaghetti/pasta, couscous or rice for serving
2 tablespoons butter
1 pound fresh shrimp, medium-sized, deveined with tails off
5 cloves garlic, minced

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In an 8x8 glass baking pan combine olive oil, lemon zest and thyme. Olive oil should liberally cover the bottom of the pan, if it doesn't drizzle in a little more. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Bake for 10-12 minutes, checking every few minutes, if it looks like it is getting too brown remove and proceed to next step. Meanwhile cook pasta, drain and toss with a pat of butter or olive oil.

3. Remove pan from oven, add butter and move it around a little to melt, add shrimp, garlic and the thin sliced lemons (don't squeeze them), toss to coat with oil mixture. Bake for 8-10 more minutes or until shrimp turn pink and just start to curl, check often.

4. Serve over pasta, couscous or rice tossed with additional extra-virgin olive oil and fresh-squeezed lemon with additional lemon wedges for serving.

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